Vehicle Hits Power Pole on Kirker Pass in Pittsburg, Starts Vegetation Fire

May 13, 2014 · 12 comments

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Traffic came to a complete stop on Kirker Pass Rd. near Pittsburg tonight after a vehicle hit a power pole, which knocked down live-wires and started a 15-acre grass fire.

The fire has been extinguished, and as of 7pm, the road towards Pittsburg is still closed at Myrtle Dr. in Concord.

Thanks to Lrm Caracaz Monsod for the photo!

1 Mir24 May 13, 2014 at 7:08 PM

My friend is a few cars back of the accident and is still stuck. The power pole is laying across the road so they’re stuck until PG&E makes it out there.

2 Carelessness May 13, 2014 at 7:42 PM

PGandE is slower than molasses these too and they send one guy when there should be an entire crew. One of the most annoying companies on the planet. I hope the “at fault” party has to pay for the emergency services and the wasted water.

3 H May 13, 2014 at 7:56 PM

They need water!

4 Mimi (original) May 13, 2014 at 8:55 PM

There’s at least one every fire season. This is early, so I’m guessing there’ll be at least two more this season…….

5 PLEEEEEEEEEZE May 13, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Puleeeze #2, Who hit the pole? They aren’t going to send a crew to find out that the only wires down WERE PHONE AND CABLE.
Wake Up – Your commute was *&%$ up, Blame the person that hit the pole, Blame yourself for living in timbuktu – Oh but, no – You are going to Blame PGE!?
~ Laughable

6 Not Good May 13, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Looking at the CHP website and about 15 ago it turned into a friggin’ mess.

7 Bill May 13, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Concordians hit fire hydrants, East Countyites hit power poles… It’s all the same ess!! How about paying attention to DRIVING for a change??

8 Marianne May 13, 2014 at 10:22 PM

lol Bill, that’s funny!

9 Marianne May 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM

and true,,, :-)

10 JET May 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

@ #14:

Exactly. Thank you. :)

11 Gloria May 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Being so hot Poor people who was stuck there

12 anon May 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM

#14, Maybe you should petition your city council to stop the runaway growth and bring some jobs where you live.
You can’t do that because all of your free time is spent COMMUTING.

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